Characteristics Of Orientalism, Prejudice And Disc

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Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice and Discrimination Jessica Axia College of University of Phoenix Characteristics of Orientalism, Prejudice and Discrimination There has been a lot of confusion regarding the real differences between Arabs and Muslims. Most of the time, these differences are even unrecognized by many people. Looking at it closely, the differences are actually obvious and simple. Arabs are settlers in the Middles East, with Arabic as their native language. Muslims, on the other hand, are found all over the world, and are followers of the religion called Islam. Not all Arabs believe in Islam, and not all Muslims are Arabs. Islam is the second most popular religion, next to Christianity. The misperception between Arabs and Muslims has led to discrimination during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Both viewed as terrorists. A number of people see them as dangerous people. Moreover, the privacy and life of the American Arabs and American Muslims became difficult as the United States of America assigned FBI agents to investigate any suspicious Arab or Muslim that they perceived a threat in order to secure the protection of American citizens. Orientalism, a term coined in the West to describe the Eastern Culture. Individuals from the Eastern Hemisphere are usually characterized by clothing and facial features, especially that of the women. The Arabs and Muslims are easily associated with Orientalism. Instance like this, the importance of intermingling, especially with different ethnicities becomes more important. It does not only prevent us from assigning prejudices to different culture and people, but it also allows us to be more sensitive with the differences around us. Certain cities frequently hold festivals that feature other countries. The Cinco de Mayo of Mexico is an example. This way, people would have a better view of the

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